It's being reported that some of hip-hop’s biggest artists slid down the Billboard Top 200 charts this week, while several new mainstream releases bombarded the shelves last week including Jackie Evancho, Rihanna, and Kid Rock, Nelly still managed to land in the Top 10, outselling his projections.

Nelly’s new disc, 5.0, grabbed the No. 10 spot, after selling almost 64,000 units in his first week. Kid Cudi didn’t fare so well, sliding 11 positions down from to No. 21. In its second week out The Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager’s sales dropped 79 percent  from 1169,400 to 36,000.

Down at No. 23 is Eminem’s Recovery, the Detroit lyricist added 34,200 to his total tally, which now stands at 3,004,800. Shady officially reached the triple platinum mark after 22 weeks.

Rounding out the Top 40 is Lil' Wayne. "I Am Not A Human Being" fell from No. 10 to No. 31 this week with 28,300 in sales. In eight weeks Weezy tips the scales at 474,400 units.

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